This Guest Post is written by Flynn Millard O’Neill, founder of Stork Childbirth Education and a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in the Washington D.C. area for nearly a decade. She is in private practice at Bloom OB/GYN seeing patients of all ages. Flynn’s goal in developing Stork Childbirth Education with her dear friend and partner, Lauren Gordon, was to provide accurate, high quality and collaborative prenatal education to all new parents. Stork Childbirth Education’s instructors and curriculum pull from our years of experience to ensure clients have access to the information prior to delivery and referrals for postpartum to ensure a comfortable recovery. Flynn is a provider for Maven Clinic, a telemedicine practice for women and participated in the Mary’s Center Perinatal Mental Health Champion grant, Train the Trainer, to increase the access to maternal mental health care providers in the D.C. metro area. In her spare time she teaches yoga and is a consultant for Glucose Mama, a gestational diabetes app currently in development. Flynn lives in Northwest D.C. with her son Charlie and husband Andrew.
What: Come join Stork Childbirth Education and Spring Valley Pediatrics this Spring to celebrate the third annual, Car Seat Safety Check. They have partnered with Safe Kids DC and Children’s National Medical Center for the past two years to have an amazing community event.
When: Sunday, April 15th, 2018 from 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: 4900 Massachussetts Ave NW (Upper parking lot off of 49th St NW)
Why: The goal is to have families join and get their car seats inspected. Whether you are expecting your first child (or have kids who are older), anyone can get a complimentary check from the knowledgeable staff.
Who: Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Sadly motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-19. Almost half of these deaths involved kids who were unrestrained in the car. Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide and improved car safety features, over 600,000 lives have been saved since 1960, when the first seat belts and airbags were developed. Back up cameras in your car can help reduce blind spots by 94%. Car seats when used properly and installed correctly reduce fatality by 71%.
Food trucks and local businesses will be present to entertain you. Arts and crafts by Little Graces Playgroup, Melissa Demple Photography, The Nanny Network and Hush Hush Little Baby are coming back again this year to join the fun.
To continue to keep your families safe, you should know Stork Childbirth Education, can do in home classes to fit your learning needs. Founded by Flynn O’Neill RN, NP and Lauren Gordon, WHNP, CNM, our mission is to educate local families and supply you with the knowledge to feel confident with your little ones.
Our class curriculum includes childbirth education, breastfeeding, baby care with CPR and American Heart Association Heartsaver or Basic Life Support Certifications (Spanish instruction is available). For your new nanny or au pair, or grandparents, who need a refresher, we can send our experienced staff of registered nurses or nurse practitioners to teach a small group in your home. We also have eight area offices we can teach your class at including Bloom OB/GYN, Shady Grove Fertility in DC, Arlington or Towson, Capital Women’s Care in Alexandria or Silver Spring.
We have been teaching since 2014 and wanted to deliver evidence based classes to our local parents. Our students feel more empowered and confident once having taken our classes. Find us on the MINDBODY app to register for a class or at our website www.StorkChildbirthEd.com. We have proudly been featured in Washington Parent and Doximity. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Yelp.